THIS WEEK: The 2021 PGA Championship
COURSE: The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort (South Carolina)
YARDS/PAR: 7,876 yards/Par 72
SOCIAL MEDIA: #PGATour #FedExCup @PGAChampionship
TV COVERAGE: On Sunday, May 23 - ESPN’s coverage runs from 10:00am to 1:00pm (EDT), then CBS takes over from 1:00pm to 7:00pm (EDT).
STREAMING: ESPN will stream coverage online and ESPN+ ($) will provide Featured Groups and Featured Holes. See: (link)
ONLINE RADIO COVERAGE: Radio coverage begins at 1pm (EDT) and continues through the completion of the tournament this evening. Hear live hole-by-hole coverage co-produced by SiriusXM and Westwood One. PGA Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92) or online on PGATour.com. PGA Tour Radio will be back this week. For additional information, see: Sirius XM Blog
How to Watch: (PGATourCom)
PGA Tour Brunch - PGA Championship Notebook
Five-time major champion and 2005 PGA Championship winner Phil Mickelson holds a one-stroke lead and is looking to become the first player to win a men’s major championship after turning 50 years old. Mickelson is the fourth player to hold the 54-hole lead/co-lead in a major at age 50 or older during the modern era (1934-present).
Mickelson is 3-for-5 with the 54-hole lead/co-lead in major championships (21-for-36 in 72-hole PGA Tour events).
Sunday’s final pairing includes two players that have combined for nine major championship titles (Mickelson/5, Brooks Koepka/4). Koepka, the 2018 and 2019 PGA Championship winner, is one stroke back of Mickelson.
Koepka will attempt to win the same major three times in a four-year stretch. The last player to accomplish that feat was Tom Watson at The Open Championship (1980, 1982, 1983).
PGA Championship Leaderboard After 54 Holes
Phil Mickelson 70-69-70—209 (-7)
Brooks Koepka 69-71-70—210 (-6)
Louis Oosthuizen 71-68-72—211 (-5)
Kevin Streelman 70-72-70—212 (-4)
Christian Bezuidenhout 71-70-72—213 (-3)
Branden Grace 70-71-72—213 (-3)
Full Leaderboard (link)
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PGA Championship Tee Times continue today at 7:30am (EDT) and the leaders tee-off at 2:30pm (EDT).
Weather: Sunday, partly cloudy, 51-degrees but 80% humidity and a 10% chance of rain. winds 15 mph (W).
PGATourBrunch will be posting at 7:30am (EDT) on Sunday.
This Week: Charles Schwab Challenge (Colonial, Fort Worth, Texas)
What They’re Saying:
Mickelson Takes 54-Hole Lead at PGA (PGATourCom)
Lefty Secures the Lead (ESPN)
Mickelson’s Last, Best Chance for a Major (CBS Sports HQ)
Koepka in Contention (CBS Sports HQ)
On This Day in Golf History:
May 23, 2010 - Twenty-two year old Jason Day became the youngest Australian to win a PGA Tour event when he won the Byron Nelson Golf Classic by two strokes. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE